Ports & Terminals

Hamburg presents itself in London as the largest German universal port

AJOT | December 08, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

With throughput of 121 million tons in 2010, Hamburg is Germany’s largest universal port. Around 70 percent of the total consists of general cargoes. Coffee is regarded as a high-value general cargo and around 990,000 tons were handled in the Port of Hamb Read More »

China’s Dongjiakou port to expand iron ore terminals

AJOT | December 06, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

China's Dongjiakou Port plans to build two additional iron ore terminals that can receive 300,000-ton vessels, a source with direct knowledge of the expansion said. Read More »

Damaged Vale ore ship moved, shipments normalized

AJOT | December 06, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The damaged Vale Beijing, the world's largest iron ore carrier, was towed from its berth in Brazil for repairs, clearing the way at a port responsible for about 10 percent of global iron ore exports. Read More »

Auto exports increase at Port of Grays Harbor

AJOT | December 06, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Washington State’s Pacific Coast port has processed and shipped more than 30,000 automobiles through October of this year, a one-third increase over all of 2010. A partnership with Pasha Automotive Service and Chrysler is resulting in increased shipments Read More »

New heavy-duty crane boosts Wallmann & Co. for heavy cargo and project shipments

AJOT | December 06, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

On the morning of December 2nd a pontoon transporting a particularly heavy load moored at the quay wall of Wallmann & Co.’s Multi-Purpose Terminal on Reiherstieg in the Port of Hamburg. On board was a new LHM 600 Litronic port crane for handling heavy and Read More »

Port Hedland iron ore shipments near-flat in November

AJOT | December 06, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Iron ore shipments from Australia's Port Hedland, one of the world's largest export terminals, eased to 19.8 million tonnes in November from 19.9 million in October, data released by the port authority showed. Read More »

Port of Stockton selects Savage Services to operate M-580 Marine Highway Corridor

AJOT | December 06, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Stockton, Calif., has selected Savage Companies (Savage) to manage the M-580 Marine Highway Corridor between the Port of Stockton and Port of Oakland. Read More »

Shanghai plans expansion of shipping derivatives market

AJOT | December 06, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

China's biggest port city, Shanghai, plans to expand its shipping derivatives market over the next few years, a local government official said, as it aims to become a global financial and shipping center by 2020. Read More »

South Africa plans Richards Bay terminal upgrade

AJOT | December 06, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

South Africa plans to invest 3 billion rand ($372 million) over the next five years on new equipment to boost handling capacity at the Richards Bay Terminal (RBT), Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba said Read More »

China port eyes expansion with Vale’s mega ships

AJOT | December 04, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

China's Dongjiakou Port plans to build two additional port terminals to handle Vale's growing fleet of mega iron ore carriers, the world's largest dry bulk ships, a port official told Reuters. Read More »

DP World plans $850 million investment for Jebel Ali port

AJOT | December 04, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

DP World, the world's third-largest port operator, will invest $850 million over the next three years to create additional capacity at one of its key ports in the United Arab Emirates, the company said in a statement. Read More »

Expansion of economic links between Hamburg and India with official opening of Hamburg Representativ

AJOT | December 04, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Within the EU the Port of Hamburg is one of India’s most important commercial partners in seaborne foreign trade. In November the Hamburg Joint Representative Office in Mumbai was officially opened. This is designed to strengthen economic, but also cultur Read More »

No forms halt commodities exports at Indonesia port

AJOT | December 04, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Coffee, rubber and cocoa exports from Indonesia's Lampung port have stopped since Wednesday due to a lack of official forms needed for shipments, traders said. Read More »

Santos port workers plan unlimited strike

AJOT | December 04, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Workers at Brazil's largest port, Santos, are planning to stage an unlimited strike from Dec. 12, the Sindaport union representing them said, over the government's refusal to improve pay and conditions. Read More »

2012 port dues in Rotterdam the same as 2011 and transhipment discount for containers

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The port dues in Rotterdam next year will, by and large, stay the same as this year. This has been agreed by Deltalinqs (the Rotterdam business association for port and industrial companies), the Port of Rotterdam Authority and the VRC (Association of Rot Read More »

DCT tests its new STS cranes

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

DCT Gdansk, the Baltic’s most modern container terminal, is now capable of operating more efficiently than ever. New post-Panamax STS cranes from Liebherr delivered to DCT on August 8th 2011 and assembled on site were deployed in mid November, more than 2 Read More »

New stevedoring company starts US West Coast operations in Port of Richmond, CA

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

APS Stevedoring LLC, a new auto and general/breakbulk cargo stevedoring company headquartered in Long Beach, CA, began its first operations at the end of October in the Port of Richmond, Calif. Read More »

Premium Article  Montreal Gateway operations enhance Montreal’s competitiveness

Leo Ryan | November 28, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

By Leo Ryan, AJOT

Kevin Doherty, CEO of Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership, is unabashedly bullish about the significant contribution of MGT’s two container terminals to the competitiveness of Montreal, notably as a gateway between North Read More »

Premium Article  Logistec maintains course of ‘growing profitably’

Leo Ryan | November 28, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

By Leo Ryan, AJOT

As Logistec Corporation closes in on its 60th the Canadian terminal operator is still on course with continued profits and new acquisitions. Montreal-based Leo Ryan in an exclusive interview with Madeleine Paquin, President Read More »

Premium Article  APM Terminals adopts emerging market strategy to continue growth

Paul Richardson | November 28, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Emerging markets key to 11% third quarter rise, in container throughput for APM Terminals.

By Paul Richardson, AJOT

AP Moller-Maersk affiliate, APM Terminals global port and terminal network witnessed an 11% increase in container thr Read More »